I think it’s lovely that we devote a day to the well-being of one of our most vital organs – our heart. Most of us know what we should be doing to keep our hearts healthy, but I’ll give you a quick recap of my top heart-healthy tips:
- Don’t smoke
- Eat a clean, well-balanced diet
- Exercise regularly
- Manage stress effectively
- Get adequate, good quality sleep
Healthy-heart information is plentiful, but let’s not forget that the heart is also the center of our emotional well-being.
Even if you are a prime physical specimen; depression, loneliness and stress will surely affect your heart health after a period of time. Conversely, those of us struggling with disease consistently recover more quickly, tolerate treatments better and report a better quality of life overall if they feel loved, cared for and peaceful in their hearts.
So take this day to check in with yourself, and make sure that you are doing all you can to keep your heart – and soul– healthy for many years to come.
With so much love on #worldheartday!